challenge yourself for street child!

Street Child simply couldn't function without the support of incredible people raising sponsorship by participating in our events or through setting up their own.

Run, trek, jump, cycle, skip, walk, swim, sled, bungee, ski, dash, sleep, or cook; whatever you choose, challenge yourself and others to raise vital funds for Ebola orphans, or adolescent girls, and really achieve something amazing. 

By joining our team of epic runners or challengers, you will get regular personal fundraising support and access to training tips, fundraising prizes, plus a Street Child running vest to model on the day.

Here’s what we have going on in 2016/17 – if you are interested in securing your place in the following unique and memorable challenge events, both at home and overseas, email or call 510 693 4460.

Nepal Marathon

26 November 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal

The first of its kind and an incredibly special run. Stay in The Athletes Village and wake to the breathtaking Himalayan mountain range, right in front of you. We will introduce runners to our new projects in Nepal, developed in the wake of the earthquakes of 2015. 

Be among the first to make history by participating in this epic event. Email for more info.

Big Sur International Marathon

30 April 2017, Carmel, California

We have FOUR places up for grabs in this unforgettably beautiful race, with free entry in exchange for a minimum fundraising target of $1,500. Find out more.

Honolulu Marathon

10 December 2017, Hawaii

26.2 miles in paradise in Honolulu, Hawaii. Again, this is for own-place entrants, so you need to sign up for the race first, and then select Street Child as your nonprofit
of choice.

Registration is not yet open for 2017, but you can contact Street Child at any time to find out more at

Hapalua Half Marathon

9 April 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii

Join us on Waikiki Beach in April for Hawaii's famous half marathon - the Hapalua! This is for own-place entrants, so you need to sign up for the race here, and then select Street Child as your nonprofit of choice.

You can set up a fundraising page via Crowdrise - and remember that $400 is all it takes to get an Ebola orphan back on their feet!

Sierra Leone Race Challenge

22-29 May 2017, Makeni, Sierra Leone

Be among those bold enough to take up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in one of the world's most unique running events - the Sierra Leone Race Challenge.

Arctic Survival Challenge

19th - 26th February 2017, Sweden

Imagine eight days in the middle of Sweden, in a stunning and pristine wilderness, miles from anywhere. This challenge combines your ability to adapt to and live in the heart of this environment, satisfy your survival instinct, and experience tranquility and relaxation under the stars of the Arctic. You will go husky driving, ice fishing, trapping, hunting, shelter and snow hole building, skiing – and much more. Contact for details!

Other challenge events

If you feel like staying closer to home, why not find a local event to enter instead? You don't have to have a Street Child place to decide to fundraise for us. Once you have chosen your activity, you can set up an online fundraising page to make it easier for friends and family to sponsor you, via Crowdrise. All entrants will get a running shirt and a medal, as long as you raise more than $50. Register, set up your Crowdrise page and get started raising funds today! Call us if you have any questions on 510 693 4460.